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Wharton County, Texas Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Wharton County, Texas. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Wharton County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Wharton County, Texas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 12,681 total crimes reported in Wharton County, Texas (1,478 of them violent). Of the 1,268 crimes that occur a year in Wharton County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Wharton County, Texas every 6 hours. This includes 7 murders, 108 rapes, and nearly eight thousand thefts (including 553 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Wharton County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Wharton County increased by 68 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 76 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Wharton County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Wharton County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Wharton County, Texas (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Wharton County, Texas (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Wharton County, Texas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Wharton County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.